It seems what Mother Nature spared on Good Vibes this year, she lashed it on Future. Showers and rain the week prior as well as on the day left the venue more a boggy mess than anything that resembled a racecourse! Thankfully the music and production on display surpassed previous years (and festivals) with highlights of the day coming from industry forefathers like Leftfield, Chemical Brothers and Plastikman.

Keep an eye out for a bumper issue and full festival recap and our exclusive photos in this week’s 3D World Magazine.

Some of our other Future Music Festival 2011 photos here

Pendulum - Future music festival 2011

fireworks How many times do you hear it months in advance all the way up till literally 11:59pm Dec. 31st ?
Well its time you stop wishing on that delusion where some how ALL of your friends are going to be at the same place and EVERYone will enjoy themselves and to make your own plans! Luckily the lads at Adicts and Ten Pound are here to help by taking the “Holiday break” literally!

Two big line ups in two brand spankin new locations. Nothing like a bit of lateral thinking to take advantage of Queensland’s 9 months of summer 😀

First up is the Blah Blah Blah Festival. Ambiguous on the name but not on the intention, as it’s nothing but breaks as far as the eye can see. With a colossal lineup of just about every breaks act/dj that has played in Brisbane over the last couple years you’ll be brushing your teeth with Hardstyle to get the taste out!

The lineup so far:

Yo Majesty (Shunda K) (USA)
Rennie Pilgrem + MC Chickaboo (UK)
Elite Force (UK)
Lady Waks (Russia)
Miles Dyson (Germany)
Skool of Thought (UK)
Kazu Kamira (Spain)
Rob Reng (UK)
The Aston Shuffle (Canb)
Jamie Stevens (Infusion) (Syd)
DJ Bonez (Melb)
Hermitude (Canb) (Live)
Bitrok
The Loops of Fury (Formerly Hyperion)
Coalition Crew (Live)
The Grand Audio Family (Live)
Vinyl Slingers
The Kelly Gang (Live)
Laneous & The Family Yah (Live)
The Golden Sound (Live)
The Rooftops (Live)

Set on the base of the Kangaroo Point cliffs this looks to be the perfect way to burn off that Xmas roast… or add to it with a few bevvys in the sun 😉

Tickets on sale now.

After that, you get a whole 4 days (remember Monday 28th is a holiday 😉 ) of rest (or just kick on!) before you go at it again with BBQ Beats! These guys never disappoint and after evolving from the confines of the riverside centre this year, they’ve further spread their wings and moved it to a very lush and exclusive location at Victoria Park golf course. Thinking of cracking a few at the driving range before hand? Me too. Jolly good! 😀

They too have dipped into their caddy to pull some of their fave acts and djs from the previous years and compiled another well rounded lineup up of a great selection of genres. From the buttery soul of Amp Fiddler to the funk and hiphop grooves of The Nextmen and Roots Manuva to the anthemic Pendulum there’s enough there to make you tingly in your plaids.

First round announcement goes a bit like this:

PENDULUM
BLOC PARTY (DJ SET)
ROOTS MANUVA
AMP FIDDLER
CLAUDE VON STROKE
MALENTE
D.RAMIREZ
THE NEXTMEN AND MC WREC
JOKER
THUNDERHEIST
AUTOEROTIQUE

With more to be announced. Tickets on sale 5 November.

Flavor Flav Relive the fun of this year’s BBQ Beats with those protagonists, Public Enemy!

Gallery Here